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Article Number - 19C69F414584


Vol.3(1), pp. 009-015 , January 2009

ISSN: 1996-0875



Full Length Research Paper

Correlation between chemical composition and antifungal properties of essential oils of Callistemon rigidus and Callistemon citrinus of Cameroon against Phaeoramularia angolensis


Pierre M. D. Jazet1,2, Léopold N. Tatsadjieu3*, Bernadin D. Ndongson1, Jean Kuate4 , Paul H Amvam Zollo1and Chantal Menut5




1ENSAI, University of Ngaoundéré, Ngaoundéré, Cameroon.

2Faculty of Science, University of Douala, Douala, Cameroon.

3IUT, University of Ngaoundéré, Ngaoundéré, Cameroon.

4Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), Yaoundé, Cameroon.

5UMR 5032 – ENSCM 8, Rue de l’ école normale, 34296 Montpellier Cedex 5.


Email: tatsadjieu@yahoo.fr






 Accepted: 16 December 2008  Published: 31 January 2009

Copyright © 2009 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


Leaf essential oils of Callistemon rigidus and Callistemon citrinus obtained by steam-distillation were assigned for their antifungal activity against Phaeoramularia angolensis. The oils of C. rigidus and C. citrinus were dominated by the presence of 1,8-cineole (79.1% and 73.8% respectively). Fractions 6 and 5 isolated from C. rigidus and C. citrinus respectively were rich in1,8-cineole (100% and 91.4% respectively). The determination of the antifungal activity of the essential oils was done by the agar medium assay. Total inhibition was obtained with the concentrations of 6500 ppm and 6000 ppm for C. rigidus and C. citrinus essential oils respectively. Fraction 12 of C. citrinus rich in α-terpineol and terpinen-4-ol (88.7% and 10% respectively) was the most active showing total inhibition againstPhaeoramularia angolensis at 1500 ppm. The two essential oils used showed fungicidal properties against P. angolensis and could constitute an alternative to synthetic fungicides usually used for citrus fruit crops.

 

Key words: Essential oil, Callistemon citrinus, Callistemon rigidus, essential oil composition, Phaeoramularia angolensis, antifungal activity.


APA (2009). Correlation between chemical composition and antifungal properties of essential oils of Callistemon rigidus and Callistemon citrinus of Cameroon against Phaeoramularia angolensis. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 3(1), 009-015.
Chicago Pierre M. D. Jazet, L&eopold N. Tatsadjieu, Bernadin D. Ndongson, Jean Kuate , Paul H Amvam Zolloand Chantal Menut. "Correlation between chemical composition and antifungal properties of essential oils of Callistemon rigidus and Callistemon citrinus of Cameroon against Phaeoramularia angolensis." Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 3, no. 1 (2009): 009-015.
MLA Pierre M. D. Jazet, et al. "Correlation between chemical composition and antifungal properties of essential oils of Callistemon rigidus and Callistemon citrinus of Cameroon against Phaeoramularia angolensis." Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 3.1 (2009): 009-015.
   
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